Millions of people live with symptoms of arthritis every day, but if the pain changes, visit iCare ER & Urgent Care in Frisco or South Fort Worth, TX. Flare-ups can happen at any time, which may affect your quality of sleep, mobility, and prevent you from completing everyday tasks, but immediate medical care can help manage your pain. Our experienced team is available 24/7 to help you at either of our two convenient locations whenever your arthritis flares up so you can get back to your regular life. Our team of board-certified physicians can also help you create a long-term treatment plan that minimizes your daily pain and the frequency of flare-ups.
Types of Arthritis
Arthritis describes a collection of more than 100 different diseases that cause muscle and bone pain, most commonly from the wearing down of the cartilage that protects the ends of bones. Arthritic pain can affect many different parts of the body, such as the hands and wrists, knees, ankles, hips, and spine. It can also affect nearby tendons as they can become aggravated when a joint is overused.
The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which often develops in the spine, hips, or knees with age. Rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease, is one of the more painful types of arthritis where the linings of the joints are inflamed, leading to swelling and joint deterioration. This type of arthritis is most often found in the hands and feet.
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Risk Factors for Arthritis
While the exact cause of arthritis is still unknown, many risk factors have been identified. Age, in particular, is the leading cause of arthritis. As we age, the cartilage that surrounds our joints naturally deteriorates. Also, women are more likely to have arthritis than men. Additionally, obesity and your lifestyle can lead to many types of arthritis. Obesity can add stress to the joints, increasing deterioration of the cartilage and lining. Arthritis can also result from injury or overuse of joints from playing sports or a job that requires heavy lifting and repetitive movement.
What to Expect
When you come into the iCare, our skilled team of physicians will begin with a medical history interview and a physical exam. To get a better understanding of your arthritis, you will be asked about the severity of your pain and other symptoms. After evaluating your muscle strength, range of motion, and stability, the physician may conduct blood and laboratory tests in our CLIA/COLA-certified onsite laboratory to learn more if necessary.
Depending on the severity, pain management may include prescription medication, over-the-counter pain relievers, or a cortisone injection. Others may benefit more from physical therapy programs, such as aquatic therapy, or exercise that stretches and strengthens joints and muscles, such as yoga or pilates. Additionally, our physicians will oftentimes provide you with instructions on how to lessen your pain in day-to-day activities with at-home exercises and pain management relief recommendations.
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Get Arthritis Pain Relief
If you are experiencing mild to severe joint or muscle pain, come to iCare so that our experienced physicians can assess your pain and determine if a form of arthritis is the cause. Whether you are in Frisco or Fort Worth, iCare has the ability to help you with your arthritis pain.